On our Yahoo Group, there was a discussion about foil and metal leafing and it was such a long time since I’d played with either, that I did a few experiments.
1 Copper foil with Stamp ‘n’ Bond
2 Mixed colour leafing with Stamp ‘n’ Bond
3 Mixed colour leafing on d/s tape, with Mica powder on the image
I used the glue pad on this, but it didn’t work, so I added some mica powder. I hadn’t cleaned the stamp after using Versamark, so there was ink left on it, which may well have affected the result. Need to try this again.
4 Gold foil on Stamp ‘n’ Bond, but a you can see, I overstamped with Versamark
5 Today I tried copper leaf on glossy black card, using the Tsukineko Stamp ‘n’ Stick Glue Pad
The messy bits are both on the scanner glass and on the card – unfortunately, black glossy shows every tiny mark, including finger prints – despite being ‘polished’ afterwards. The leafing worked beautifully and easily. I love the way you can’t feel where the leafing begins and ends on gloss – very different from on matt card.
Here’s the latest journal page – final touches just added but it’s a continuation of yesterday’s work, which started as a double page spread but evolved.
I really love these ‘Off the Wall’ stamps, but I keep meaning to draw the images in my head – will do it one day …